November 9, 2018 - MOSTYN - End of year exhibitions 2018
November 9, 2018


[1] Josephine Meckseper, The Story of Mankind, 2014. Mixed media in stainless steel and glass vitrine with fluorescent lights and acrylic sheeting. © Josephine Meckseper. Courtesy Timothy Taylor, London/New York. [2] Louisa Gagliardi, Vicious Circles, 2017. Gel medium, nail polish, ink on PVC. Courtesy the artist and Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels.

End of year exhibitions 2018
November 17, 2018–March 3, 2019

Opening: November 17, 4–6pm

12 Vaughan Street
Llandudno LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

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MOSTYN, Wales' foremost contemporary visual arts centre, is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions.

Josephine Meckseper
Galleries 4 & 5  

One of the foremost female artists of her generation working today, German born and New York based artist Josephine Meckseper melds the aesthetic language of modernism with the formal language of commercial display, combining them with her own images and film footage of historical undercurrents and political protest movements. Throughout her installations and vitrines, by simultaneously exposing and encasing common signifiers, such as advertisements, and everyday objects, next to abstract paintings and sculptures she creates a window into the collective unconscious of our time.

At the core of the exhibition will be a mirrored vitrine, and a set of glass, acrylic sheeting and stainless steel sculptures, along with two dimensional and film work.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director, and is supported by The Colwinston Charitable Trust. It is the first solo exhibition in Wales for the artist. 

Louisa Gagliardi
Under the Weather 
Gallery 3

Switzerland born and Zurich based artist Louisa Gagliardi pulls apart the construction of an image, and of our society, in a digital age, while appearing to explore the codes and history of painting. Her works pose questions around ideas of figure and ground, flatness and depth. Working digitally initially—using a freehand digital illustration tool—her pieces are later seemingly translated into paintings. Although brushstrokes might seem apparent, her works are digitally printed, replacing paint for printing ink, canvas for PVC and traditional lacquer for a gel material—mediums that are perhaps more at home with the advertising industry than they are with weighty history of painting. As a whole, the appearance of her pieces is caught in a state between human and machine, reflecting the confused, surreal tone of much of the images and worlds she portrays.

Presenting both new and existing works, this exhibition places a spotlight on the defining factors of Gagliardi’s practice, which has also turned to the location of the gallery itself for inspiration. In various ways, the works explore the urban environment and the countryside, and the conflict that can arise between the two. Dissatisfaction and the inability to be content in the present moment are recurring themes distilled into representations of urban and natural settings. 

This exhibition has been curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN, and is supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia,

Both exhibitions by Josephine Meckseper and Louisa Gagliardi are part of the Conversation Series, a sequence of two solo exhibitions at MOSTYN that brings together two solo exhibitions and presents the dialogue, collaboration or similarity in exploring themes that can occur between artists.

In Addition
Participating artists from July 2018:
Nina BeierSol Calero, Shezad DawoodGabriele de SantisDiango HernándezAlek O.Jonathan MonkSimon Dybbroe Møller and Marinella Senatore
Gallery 2

Each participating artist has produced work using paper and has been asked to reconsider the traditional model of producing an edition, where each version of a work is identical. Although appearing formally similar, each In Addition piece will offer deviations and nuances that set apart each edition as a unique work, thereby playing with ideas of the original, the copy and work made in series.

MOSTYN is a charity registered in the UK and proceeds from the sales of the editions will be invested back into the gallery's exhibition and engagement programme. 

This project has been curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN.

For more information about the editions please click here. / For enquiries and to make a purchase please contact: inaddition [​at​]

Since its inception in 1989, the MOSTYN Open has nurtured and presented the talent of established and emergent contemporary artists internationally. The exhibition of selected works takes place at MOSTYN, with a cash prize of 10,000 GBP awarded to a single artist or collective. In addition, the Audience Award grants a cash prize of 1,000 GBP to those who receive the most votes from visitors during the exhibition. The open call for the 21st edition will open in Janurary 2019. Details of the selectors and how to enter here.

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